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    Make a seasonal wheat sheaf

    Posted on December 1, 2015 by in Bouquets, Christmas crafts

    DIY wheat sheaves The great thing about wheat sheaves is that they can be augmented with various flowers and botanicals depending on the season. Wheat sheaves traditionally celebrate harvest season, but these days they can be used for decoration year-round. Making a wheat sheaf A large wheat sheaf is easily made by combining about three […]

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    Support British Flowers Week!

    Posted on May 2, 2015 by in Dried flowers general

    Celebrate British Flowers Week this June Scheduled for 15th to 19th June 2015, British Flowers Week was initially intended for the fresh flowers industry, but I think British dried flowers have something to celebrate too! The British Flowers Week website says: “British Flowers Week is the ground-breaking campaign from New Covent Garden Flower Market to […]

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    Wedding flowers on a Medieval theme

    Posted on April 25, 2015 by in Weddings

    Dried flowers for a Medieval wedding Thank you so much Diane Spencer for sharing these fab pics of Elizabeth and John on their big day! Diane says the “venue was Moseley Old Hall in Wolverhampton. We made all the outfits ourselves so we are thrilled with how it all worked together.” “We visited the Hall […]

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    Dried flowers diaries October 2014

    Posted on October 31, 2014 by in Diary

    Dried flower bunches R us What a month! The world and his wife seems to have discovered our dried flower bunches! Maybe people turn to Autumnal dried flowers and bunches once the colour starts to leave their own gardens? At daisyshop we sell three levels of dried flower bunches – British grown ones we have […]

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    Autumn colour with dried flowers

    Posted on October 19, 2014 by in How to dry flowers

    Autumn can be a really vibrant season for dried flowers and seed pods Dried hydrangea flowers The hydrangeas are turning to antique shades in the garden. I pick some every year to dry indoors – hope you like this year’s picture below! If other years are anything to go by, the dried hydrangea flowers will […]

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    Dried flowers diaries August 2014

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Diary

    A busy month for dried flower crafts & Mums I always find August tough as a Mum of two, because I want to spend as much time as possible with the kids while they’re off school, but work doesn’t ease up. We’ve been very lucky at work in that our busy Spring has turned into […]

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    Dried flowers diaries July 2014

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by in Diary

    Flowers at home and work This time of year is very much gardening time for me. I’m a fair weather gardener, and this month has certainly been fair! My garden in bloom Behind the agapanthus are some calendula, cornflowers and lavender, which all can be dried and used in potpourri making. Lucky heather flowers I’ve […]

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    New dried flower bouquets with lavender and wheat

    Posted on June 13, 2014 by in Bouquets, Weddings

    There is a high level of interest in dried flower bouquets for weddings this Season I’ve been speaking to a lot of brides recently, and dried flowers are being used not just for bridal bouquets, but for the bridal party and venue too. Although many brides are happy to pick our existing designs, sometimes they […]

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    Modern dried flowers

    Posted on May 14, 2013 by in Dried flowers general

    Modern dried flowers in Make & Craft magazine I was pleased to see my article on dried flowers in the June edition (issue 8) of Make and Craft magazine. It explains why dried flowers are becoming popular once again. I have reproduced a copy below. Dried flowers these days are glorious, vibrant and true to […]

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    More traditional dried flower crafts | Corn craft with dried lavender

    Posted on November 9, 2012 by in Dried flowers general, Lavender craft

    Traditional crafts using dried wheat, dried lavender and other dried flowers A few weeks ago I published a post mentioning Glynn who likes to make traditional corn dollies from dried wheat, into which he sometimes incorporates some dried lavender stems. He has recently sent me some more lovely photos of his work which I would […]

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